Lumina won't start after changing plugs

Tiny
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I have a 1998 Chevy Lumina. All I did was change the spark plugs and plug wires along with the coil boxes.
Car had started just fine. Now the car will not even turn over and the VOLT light will come on once I put the key in.

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Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 AT 6:21 PM

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Tiny
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Check your battery cable connections-to the starter to the battery, ground. Battery may have been drained? Are your lights strong?

Plugs wires and coils will not affect the lack of cranking. Somewhere in the starting system is my hunch.
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Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 AT 7:07 PM
Tiny
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Lights seem string and I even tried to jump it today and it would not turn over.

I will check the cables going from the battery to the engine and see if that turns anything up in the the morning. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 AT 8:43 PM
Tiny
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If your lights are bright, your battery is probably not a problem, therefore no need to jump it. Carefully back track your steps and see if you didn't reconnect something disconnected. It seems either power isn't getting to the starter or it isn't responding to the power.
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Thursday, December 28th, 2006 AT 5:22 PM
Tiny
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May have put the wires on wrong too maybe?
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Monday, June 11th, 2007 AT 5:57 PM
Tiny
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It would still crank even if the wires were not installed.
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Monday, June 11th, 2007 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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I miss read wut he had said in the first place, I didnt see that he said it wont even turn over. Wut if its a bad distributor cap or button. Would that make it not possibly turn over?
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Monday, June 11th, 2007 AT 6:57 PM
Tiny
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Ignition is secondary to the starting sytem. That is if the power is not getting past the starter, the motor won't spin over. Once the motor spins over, the three main ingredients need to be present.
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Monday, June 11th, 2007 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
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So probaly a bad starter or altenator
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Monday, June 11th, 2007 AT 8:11 PM
Tiny
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Starter maybe, poor connection, igition switch come to mind. I tend to doubt alternater as the lights were bright.

I'm sure the problem wa solved as the was a while back. Too bad it wasn't updated.
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Monday, June 11th, 2007 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
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Yeah no kiddin, I dont work on cars for a living, but I have grown up around race cars and people that do take care of vehicles. So I tend to learn quick, and I have alot of knowledge on vehicles. Preferably chevorlet! And some oldsmobile cuz I used to work on an oldsmobile delta 88 race car. So I am more then willing to give my input even if noone cares to hear it. But I know you guys do! Keep up the good work and I know I appreciate everything you guys do!
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Monday, June 11th, 2007 AT 9:18 PM

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